Pope Francis: a man of his word
Papa Francesco – Un uomo la sua parola
Universal Pictures International Italy [Italy], Cinemark [Argentina], Universal Pictures International Australasia [Australia], Focus Features [Canada], Cinemark [Colombia], Universal Pictures [France], Universal Pictures [Germany], AfrikMed Films - Afrique Films [Morocco], Universal Pictures International Australasia [New Zealand], Life Films [Paraguay], Nos Lusomundo Audiovisuais [Portugal], Universal Pictures [Spain], Four Star Films Gulf [United Arab Emirates], Universal Pictures [United Kingdom], Focus Features [United States]
The film is only the second co-production that the Vatican has made with outside filmmakers and the first in which a Pope addresses the audience directly, discussing topics such as ecology, immigration, consumerism, and social justice.
Pope Francis – A MAN OF HIS WORD is a significant nonfiction film, as it is not a biography about the Pope, rather a film with him.
On March 13th, 2013, the Cardinal of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, became the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. As Pope Francis, he has made communication a vital element of the Church and a key component of his remarkable work of reform.
In Pope Francis – A MAN OF HIS WORD, he responds to questions submitted from around the globe. Exclusive footage from the Vatican’s archive shows the Pope on journeys, sharing his ideas and ideals in different parts of the world.
Pope Francis is a living example of a man who stands for what he says. In our film, he speaks directly to the viewer, very candidly and spontaneously. We wanted Pope Francis – A MAN OF HIS WORD to be for all audiences, as the Pope’s message is universal. Through the full cooperation of the Vatican, we were privileged to have several long audiences with Pope Francis, and Focus now joins us in bringing his radical compassion and deep humanism to an audience around the globe.